Online training course - join anytime and work through at your own pace. This means you can register before or after 9 April 2020.
This online course is delivered by Global Sustainable Energy Solutions, an Australian leader in renewable energy engineering, training and consultancy specialising in photovoltaic technology.
As newer technology leads to improvements in efficiency and less expense for consumers, solar becomes a more viable source of energy to fossil fuels.
This course provides participants with a sound understanding of the system components for a grid connected photovoltaic system. Understanding how to combine these components and how to ensure that the installation of the system equipment meets Australian standards. In addition, the course covers system output optimisation, how to assess a potential installation site, solar radiation and system economics.
Upon completion of the course participants can apply for the Design of Grid-Connect PV Systems Accreditation from the Clean Energy Council. As an applicant, you’ll need to also provide proof that you have completed the equivalent of 'electrical basics' at university or a similar level.
Is this course for you?
This course is relevant for members of the engineering team involved in the design of grid-connected photovoltaic systems. It will be particularly useful for electrical engineers, electronics engineers or any other engineers who have completed electrical basics studies.
The course is delivered online and takes approximately 60 hours to complete. After registering online, access will be provided to the online teaching material. Participants can complete the course at their own pace. Tutors are available for additional help either by phone, email or in person.
This course will cover the following topics:
- Electrical basics
- Solar radiation
- PV cells
- Connecting to the grid
- PV modules
- Mounting systems
- Balance of system equipment
- Energy efficiency
- Site assessment
- Matching array and inverters
- System protection
- Cable sizing
- Losses and system yield
- System installation
- Commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting
- Large-scale PV systems
Participants will be required to complete a full design task and final exam using all of the knowledge learned throughout this course. There will also be quizzes from every topic that must be completed in full.
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